That Mall is sick and that Store is dead!

January 4, 2015

The Economics (and Nostalgia) of Dead Malls –

Filed under: — Anita @ 12:05 pm

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December 14, 2014

Mohawk Mall ad, December 3, 1986

Filed under: Christmas,,newspaper clippings,other malls — Anita @ 8:03 pm

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Mohawk was one of the first malls mentioned on about 10+ years ago.


At page 48, there is a salespaper for the mall:


May 31, 2014

River View Plaza, Norwalk, CT (1995)

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I found this tonight while looking for something else on (sadly discontinued) Google Newspapers. This is from September 1, 1995.

Caldor Rainbow has more information about this place, and the futuristic looking itty bitty McDonalds inside.

March 18, 2014

Possible CBS Sunday Morning appearance March 25th?

Filed under: — Anita @ 3:56 pm

There might be a segment on coming up soon. I don’t know the details.

Also there has been a lot of articles lately about malls dying I think this new batch of articles came with the Sabarro bankruptcy, and now writers are all “omg remember the mall?” about it, you know? I had to disable my deadmalls email from my iPhone because my poor phone was going ding ding ding ding ding.

March 7, 2014

I-Team 10 Investigation: Photos inside the Medley Centre (Rochester) |

Filed under: — Anita @ 6:11 pm

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Updated: 03/07/2014 5:43 PM

Created: 03/07/2014 4:03 PM

By: Brett Davidsen

There have been pictures released of the recent water damage from outside of the Medley Centre. But News10NBC is the only station with photos of damage inside the empty mall.

I-Team 10 got those photos and other documentation Friday after submitting a Freedom of Information request to the town of Irondequoit several weeks ago. They show damage the town supervisor calls “significant”.

The pictures are from inside the Medley Center. They were taken by the town in January after pipes ruptured inside the empty area of the mall. I-Team 10’s Brett Davidson met with the fire marshal and town supervisor to find out about the significance of the damage.

The pictures show ceiling tiles strewn throughout areas of the mall. The town says it is the result of water damage that occurred when the fire sprinkler system pipes burst during a spell of very cold weather in January. The mall was not heated at the time.

Two Macy’s employees were first to report the water problems. In typed statements, they recalled hearing the sounds of pipes bursting and water flowing.

In the photos, there are bent sprinkler pipes and icicles growing from the end of the sprinkler. There is standing water along with sediment from inside the pipes covering the floor. The floor tiles are buckling throughout and ice coats one of the exit doors.

According to the documents I-Team 10’s obtained, the mall owner was given three notices of code violations and the town says owner Scott Congel has had crews inside the mall in recent weeks to clean up the mess.

Irondequoit Town Supervisor Adam Bello said, “Anybody who saw the true economic value in the property, which I think anyone in Irondequoit sees. Unfortunately I don’t think Mr. Congel saw that value in the property and if he did he wouldn’t have let this happen because this is pretty significant. The building now needs significant repairs.”

Congel was supposed to have a walk through with the town fire marshal last week to show what progress he’s made in fixing the violations, but canceled that meeting. An email to a partner of Congel’s was not returned Friday.

via I-Team 10 Investigation: Photos inside the Medley Centre |



I haven’t seen new interior pics of a dead mall in a long time ❤ .

November 27, 2013

Rackspace Revitalizes a Defunct Mall Into an Unorthodox Tech Campus –

Filed under: — Anita @ 12:07 am


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July 11, 2011

“In 1986, Owings Mills Mall Opened with Fanfare (Rare Archival Video) “

Filed under:,other malls — Anita @ 7:18 pm

Owings Mills Mall at 25: Not Aging Well

January 27, 2009

Staunton Mall Directory, 1989

Filed under: belk,,J.C. Penney,Staunton,Staunton Mall — Anita @ 4:22 pm

(I too cheap to just make a photocopy, so I’m typing it here @ the library)

(the original Staunton Mall post)

The F Stop
Lane Bryant
Hershey’s Jewerlers
Only One Dollar novelities
Burton’s Mens Store
Peoples Drug STore
Staunton Mall Offices
Piece Goods Shop Fabrics
JC Penney
K&K Toys
Payless Shoe Source
Fashion Bug
Staunton Mall Movie Theater
Boy’d Hardressers
Fun Time Arcade
Montomery Ward
Big Dipper Ice Cream
Athletic Annex
Matthews Hallmark
Ney’s Alfred Clothing Store
The Record Corner
Holliday Shoe Store
Kinney Shoe Store
Travel with Joy Travel
Family Barber & Beauty Shop
Radio Shack
Hofheimers Shoes
Sears Surplus Store
The Diamond Corner
Country Cookin
Glassner Jewelers
Lemons Jewerly
Merle Norman Studio
The Cinnamon Bear Bakery
The Mark-it
Altlas Tuxedo
Centerpoint Books
Hip Pocket
Bartley Richard Optical
Hayden Msic of Staunton
The Pearced Ear (yup, spelled that way)

January 8, 2009

“Macy’s will shutter 11 stores in 9 states” (Yahoo!)

Filed under:,Macys — Anita @ 12:45 pm


NEW YORK – Department-store operator Macy’s Inc. said Thursday it will close 11 underperforming stores in nine states — affecting 960 employees — and lowered its forecast for the fourth quarter after one of the weakest holiday seasons in years.

Stores slated to close include locations in Los Angeles, West Palm Beach, Fla., Nashville, Tenn., and St. Louis, among others. Cincinnati-based Macy’s Inc. says the closures will cost about $65 million, most of which will be booked in the 2008 fourth quarter.

Clearance sales at the stores begin next week.

“These closings are part of our normal-course process to prune underperforming locations each year in order to maintain a healthy portfolio of stores,” said Macy’s Chief Executive Terry J. Lundgren in a statement.

Employees at the stores that are closing may be considered for open positions at other Macy’s stores, the company said.

Department-store operators have been among the harder-hit in the retail sector as consumers cut back amid the recession, hunting for bargains and trading down to discounters.

Macy’s reported Thursday that its December sales at stores open at least a year, or same-store sales, fell 4 percent — still not as bad as the 5.3 percent drop analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters were expecting.

Total sales for the five-week period ended Jan. 3 fell 5 percent to $4.4 billion from $4.61 billion last year.

Same-store sales fell 7.5 percent during the combined November and December holiday period. Macy’s said the holiday season ended with improving sales in the fourth and fifth weeks of December but that sales were sluggish before that.

The company said it marked items down sharply in the fourth quarter to gain sales and reduce its inventories, but that hurt its margins and led it to lower its profit forecast for the fourth quarter and full year.

Macy’s now expects earnings of 90 cents to $1 per share in the fourth quarter, down from its previous guidance of $1.10 to $1.30 per share. Analysts expect earnings of $1.11 per share.

For the full year, the company now expects to earn $1.10 to $1.20 per share, down from its previous forecast of $1.30 to $1.50 per share. Analysts expect a profit of $1.35 per share.


here is the release on the closing stores I notice some of our friends over at on the list such as Randall Park, Crossroads Mall in Oklahoma, and Rolling Acres Mall.

I’m really surprised the one at where Coliseum Mall used to be in Hampton, VA didn’t shut down.

November 24, 2008

Poor holiday sales could mean more dead malls in 2009 – Nov. 24, 2008

Filed under: — Anita @ 3:21 pm

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